This series introduces you to the new people in the UON community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers.

New Professors Talk

The University of Newcastle is proud to present its new professors through a dynamic public lecture series, 'New Professors Talk'. 

This series introduces you to the new people in our community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers. 

In August, in addition to our regular New Professors Talk in Newcastle, we will also hold our very first New Professors Talk on the Central Coast.

Professor Morris Altman - Newcastle

What's love got to do with it?

Economic sustainability in and of itself is not the end game. We can increase our competitiveness by pursuing an economic Golden Rule of improved efficiency and productivity as opposed to cutting wages and public goods. 

We have come to accept a host of social ills and inequalities as the price we pay for wealth creation, but a more 'loving' economy, with higher levels of trust, fairness, cooperation and moral sentiment, combined with the ability to identify and punish cheats or free-riders, will be more prosperous over time.

Wealth and wellbeing can co-exist – we just need a little more love and understanding to get us there.

Professor Morris Altman is a professor of behavioural and institutional economics and Dean of the Newcastle Business School at UON. Morris is the co-founding editor of Review of Behavioral Economics and joins UON from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Morris has published six research books and about 100 research papers. 

Date: Wednesday 26 August 
Venue: Newcastle Museum, Honeysuckle
Time: 6.15 for a 6.30pm start

Eventbrite - What's love got to do with it?


 Professor Peter Radoll - Central Coast

Stone chips to silicon chips: Australia's Indigenous digital divide

In our ever-changing technological world, Indigenous people are increasingly at risk of being left behind. Professor Radoll will share his journey to becoming Australia's leading Aboriginal researcher in information and communication technologies, and explore the digital divide that separates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from the rest of Australia.

Professor Peter Radoll, a descendant of the Anaiwan people of NSW,is the inaugural Dean of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Research, and Director of the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle. He has held various senior roles at the University of Canberra and was a motor mechanic for eleven years before beginning his academic career.

Date: Wednesday 26 August 
Venue: Erina Room, The Erina Centre, Erina Fair
Time: 6.15 for a 6.30pm start
Register online


New Professors Talk dates for 2015

30 September - Professor Sally Chan, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery


Watch past New Professors Talks